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Medication Use During Pregnancy Can Lead to Harmful Effects on the Child
23Jul, 2015

Medications to Avoid During Pregnancy

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Although mothers to be take many precautions in order to ensure the safety of their unborn child, it can be difficult to navigate the entire nine months without the use of any form of medication.  For otherwise healthy mothers, it may be an easier task to undertake, while mothers with pre-existing conditions or complications during pregnancy may still be required to have some drugs in their system. This also makes it vitally important to consult with a physician before making any alterations to existing medication protocols, as some necessity in […]
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Skin Tags and Warts Both Protrude from the Skin but Warts Are Caused by a Virus
14Jul, 2015

How Are Skin Tags Different from Warts?

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For many people in our prevention conscious society, early detection of certain ailments can mean the difference between developing a chronic condition and simply attending to a health issue.  This can be particularly true for diseases that may be managed, but may not be curable, especially once they are advanced. While cancer is always a concern for any individual, melanomas and skin cancers have become considerably more prevalent as environmental conditions in the atmosphere continue to change.  For this reason, many people can become overly worried about strange blemishes and […]
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18Feb, 2015

Gastroenterology Drugs, Procedures & Treatments

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Gastroenterology is concerned with diagnosing and treating conditions which affect the digestive tract.  This can include conditions of specific organs within the system, but may also relate to secondary illnesses that indirectly affect digestion and the absorption of nutrients.  Procedures for diagnosis and testing may include invasive techniques and surgery, but can also greatly rely upon imaging in order to determine the cause of the issue. What Types of Illnesses Require Gastroenterology Procedures? Problems with digestion and nutrient absorption can be mechanical or function based.  This means that issues in […]
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29Jan, 2015

About FDA Clinical Trials

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Although most people are aware of the fact that approval by the FDA can clear a medication or treatment course for public use, individuals are not always aware of what this truly means.  Clinical trials are conducted under strict guidelines in order to both gauge the safety of a substance and support the efficacy of that pharmaceutical for a specific use.  For this reason, stating that a drug is just FDA approved does not always mean that it has been found applicable for the use that is being promoted.  This […]
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5Dec, 2014

Managing Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a neurological disease that affects the function of the brain and spinal cord. It is specifically related to the deterioration of the myelin sheaths that cover nerve endings, and this can inhibit the way that signals are processed from the brain. As a result, muscular actions and physical sensations are often distorted. Like Medico Specialty Pharmacy on Facebook! What are the Symptoms for MS? Although symptoms can vary depending on the type of MS or the stage to which the scarring of the myelin sheaths has […]
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17Oct, 2014

Ebola Virus Symptoms

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The 2014 Ebola outbreak is largest in history since it was discovered 40 years ago, and has come as a massive shock to the world. It’s claimed over 4,000 lives thus far, and while it began in West Africa, travel related cases have arisen in Germany, Spain, Norway, France, UK, and USA. The disease kills more than half of the people it infects. The outbreak started in West Africa in Guinea, taking a hold in urban areas with widespread transmission in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, and Nigeria with localized […]
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21Aug, 2014

FDA Approves New Treatment for Rare Genetic Disease

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The FDA on Tuesday granted approval to Genzyme’s eliglustat (Cerdelga), the only first-line oral therapy for patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease. The rare genetic disease occurs in patients who do not produce enough of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, which causes fatty materials to collect in the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. Eliglustat inhibits the metabolic process that forms the production of the fatty materials in those with the disease, which currently affects approximately 6000 people in the United States. In a press release, Amy G. Egan, MD, MPH, deputy director of […]
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